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Magu probe: There are no sacred cows – Presidency; Buhari writes Ramaphosa on Africa Anti-Corruption Day

The Presidency has said that in the ongoing anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari government, there are no sacred cows, noting that the investigation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is evidence of this stance. This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has written to …

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Oramah’s re-election as Afreximbank President reward for hard work, says Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has described the re-election of Prof. Benedict Oramah as the President of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), as an obvious reward for hard work. In a press release on Thursday, Obi congratulated Prof. Benedict Oramah, saying …

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Facebook Launches “My Digital World” to meet digital literacy needs in Nigeria, other African countries

  June 15, 2020 Today, Facebook announced the launch of “My Digital World”, a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online …

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Dangote exports Clinker abroad; boosts FG’s forex drive …MAN commends Dangote for spearheading Nigeria’s export drive

To reaffirm its status as the biggest cement producer in Africa, Dangote Cement has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country. With this historic maiden voyage from its Export Terminal located in Apapa Port, Lagos weekend, Dangote has gradually made …

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Is Nigeria Ready to Leave Lockdown? By Professor Benjamin Uzochukwu

As sub-Saharan Africa grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, policymakers in Nigeria—Africa’s largest economy and home to about half of West Africa’s population—are increasingly recognizing a need for localised solutions driven by relevant evidence and local actors. But poor data infrastructures and significant under-testing severely hamper their …

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Gulf of Guinea no longer safe haven for pirates – Jamoh; As Nigeria hands over suspected vessel, crew to Ghana; Korean Envoy hails handling of case  

The Nigerian Government has handed over the fishing vessel Marine 707 suspected to be carrying out illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea to the Ghanian authorities for further investigation and possible prosecution. Nigeria also handed over 51 crew members including 48 Ghanians and 3 south Korea nationals  to the Government …

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AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, 13 other African leaders rally support for Adesina

Olawale Jokotoye Abeokuta, May 30, 2020 Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and other African leaders on Friday, threw their support behind the embattled President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewunmi Adesina. The African leaders rallied support for Adesina through a statement they jointly signed, a …

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UBA holds Africa Day Conversations 2020 today; Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal, George Weah of Liberia, others to speak

Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, GMD/CEO of UBA invites all   to join the Chairman of the frontline bank, Tony Elumelu, at the second edition of the UBA Africa Conversations in celebration of Africa Day, which will bring together senior political leaders and policymakers to define an African response to COVID. Uzoka says, with …

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